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Vergelegen Premium Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot, Stellenbosch

Vergelegen Premium Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot, Stellenbosch

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Cepages:
Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon
Description:
Plum and chocolate flavours with a hint of mint and spice.
Origin:
Stellenbosch
Vintage:
2012
Alcohol %:
14
Colour:
Red
Country:
South Africa
Group:
South Africa
Bottle Size:
75cl
Closure:
Cork
Wine Code:
0455
Website:
www.vergelegen.co.za/
Other Info:
Vergelegen was most likely an outpost until early 1700 when the freehold land was granted to Willem Adriaan van der Stel, the new governor of the Cape. Willem was a true visionary who transformed an utter wilderness into a flourishing Estate to rival Europe's finest. Alas, in 1706, he was ordered to return to the Netherlands, resulting in the Estate's succession of ownership over the next century. After Willem Adriaan van der Stel was forced to return to the Netherlands, Vergelegen went through a succession of owners until 1917 when Sir Lionel Phillips purchased the property for his wife Lady Florence Phillips, who transformed the dilapidated Estate into a floral and cultural treasure trove. After the deaths of Sir Lionel and Lady Phillips, Vergelegen and its contents were sold by auction to the Barlow Family in June 1941. Cynthia Barlow was as devoted to Vergelegen as Lady Phillips had been and maintained the Estate's tradition. When Anglo American purchased the property in 1987, extensive investments were made in viticulture and in restoring the Estate's historic core, with a view to sharing the Estate with visitors worldwide.

Dark plum with a ripe nose of blackcurrant, blackberry, cedarwood, coffee and spice. The tannins are soft and ripe and the aftertaste full and long.

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